Holiday Gift Guide (over $50)

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  1. The next best this to a crackling fireplace is a Dyptique Feu de Bois Candle. In the Photophore Set, this essential winter fragrance is paired along with a decorative hand-made glass photophore. $160 diptyqueparis.com
  2. The Kahina Giving Beauty Glow Box is a ‘limited edition’ set that features three best-sellers to have you glowing from head-to-toe. It contains Kahina’s infamous Argan Oil, an exfoliating Lavender Rosemary soap, and the aromatic FEZ Body Oil. $75 beautyhabit.com
  3. A cool-mist humidifier is a must during the dry winter months. The harsh cold weather and indoor heating can be damaging to the skin. Help your complexion and promote well-being with the Broksonic Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier and Diffuser. It’s as chic as it is functional. $125 brookstone.com
  4. Deeply nourish skin with the precious oils found in Lina Hanson Global Body Serum. $63 spiritbeautylounge.com
  5. A sure win for the skin savvy is the May Lindstrom Skin The…

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Featuring Honey Dippers from Knot Boards – Perfect for Holiday Entertaining

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With the holidays rapidly approaching, many of us like to entertain at home. What better way to spruce up you usual Thanksgiving or Christmas table settings than with a beautiful hand crafted honey dipper to go along with your Wedderspoon Organic honey. Honey dippers look perfect on a small serving platter next to a honey pot or for everyday use! Our honey dippers are where beauty meets function – dunk the honey dipper in the honey, remove it, hold it at a slight tilted angle and twirl the dipper over whatever you would like to add your honey to, so the honey drips slowly off the dipper. You can clean the dipper in a cup of warm tea or keep in in your honey pot or jar for its next use! Our dippers are hand crafted from a variety of recycled wood including oak and cherry and are available in three different styles. They are handmade in the USA by Knot Boards from chemical free, non-treated hardwood and are specially shaped to fit all Wedderspoon Organic honey jars.

For more information on all of our gorgeous honey dippers see our website at: http://www.wedderspoon.com/shop/Hand-Crafted-Honey-Dippers/

Be sure to check out all of Knot Board’s other handcrafted offerings at: www.knotboards.com

Honey as Medicine

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From the Proverbs 31 woman blog

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Since biblical times, honey has been used as medicine. The first written record of it’s medicinal use is from 1900-1250 BC. Today, doctors – even conventional ones – are coming back around to using honey as medicine. That makes honey an excellent addition to the home medicine cabinet.

Raw vs. Pasteurized Honey

First, it’s important to differentiate between pasteurized honey, which is typically what you purchase in grocery stores, and unpasteurized or raw honey, which mostly is available at farmer’s markets or direct from those who raise bees. For medicine, most experts recommend raw, unpasteurized honey. Pasteurization kills most of the medicinal properties of honey.

Honey for Wounds

Honey is well known as an excellent treatment for wounds. In particular, Manuka honey, which comes from bees who feed on New Zealand’s Leptospermum scoparium plant, is well studied. A layer of good honey helps protect…

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A History Lesson and Lavender Cookies

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Though newly concocted, artificial sweeteners fill grocery store shelves these days, honey has been a staple food for humans for centuries. Bees were often the subject of hieroglyphs in Egyptian times and a rock painting dating back to 2400 BC in Cairo serves as one of the earliest evidence of honey harvesting and bee keeping. In fact, archaeologists discovered still-edible honeycomb buried in an Egyptian tomb! The Greeks and Romans saw honey as a crucial food and medicine as well; cheese was mixed with honey to create cheesecakes, used as an offering to the gods and to treat wounds post-battle. Bees themselves were venerated as they were thought to hold unique powers and gifts. As shown in an important collection of Roman-era cooking recipes, the Apicius, we see one of the first uses of honey – honey cakes or enkhytoi, made from honey, eggs and flour. Even though enkhytoi is delicious, I wanted to share a more modern use of honey in cooking, Wedderspoon Lavender Oat Shortbread Cookies drizzled with Lemon Honey.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raw cashews

1 1/4 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup + 1 heaping tablespoon of Wedderspoon Organic Rata honey

1 tsp salt

1 tablespoon or dried lavender or 1/2 tsp lavender extract

1/4 tsp lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

 Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350*

To make dough, blend cashews and oats in food processor until finely ground.

Add oil, 1/4 cup honey ,salt, and lavender. Process until dough forms.

Roll into desired shape — we made 15 little rounds.

Bake for 7-8 minutes or lightly golden brown at edges but almost uncooked in the middle.

Allow cookies to cool and make the drizzle.

Simply scoop a dollop of the Rata honey, add a pinch of lemon zest, and a squeeze of juice, and mix

until smooth and slightly runny.

Drizzle this on top of the cooled cookies and enjoy!

*Gluten Free

*Dairy-Free

*Paleo

*Clean eating